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Geezer Butler Wouldn’t Say No to Making Another Sabbath Album


Given that they’re about to release a special new CD on their “farewell” tour, Black Sabbath’s chances of officially calling it quits are getting slimmer by the minute. Now, bassist Geezer Butler is chiming in that, although he wasn’t necessarily on board before, he’s certainly open to the idea! Gee, you think?

According to Metal Hammer, Butler’s cooperation was questioned by guitarist Tony Iommi, who said it seemed like Butler specifically wasn’t interested in writing another album. Now, Butler has responded that it was just the deadline that worried him:

“I was just being logical – at the time, we were given six months to write and record an album.

“I said, ‘There’s absolutely no way we can do it in six months.’ There’s nothing stopping us doing an album after the tour.”

Ozzy, meanwhile, has said the following:

“Time ain’t on our side. By the time we’ve written and recorded another album it will be another three years.

“I’m not saying I’ll never record with Tony or Geezer again.”

Oy. I’ve expressed my feelings on farewell tours in the past, and this is a classic case of what I was talking about. The members of Sabbath are getting a ton of attention and making a yachtload of money on their recent live outings, and now that the end is looming they’re suddenly looking at their revitalized bank accounts and thinking, “Well, actually…”

We’ll let you know when Sabbath announce they’re actually staying together for another full-length album. Then we’ll let you know when Bill Ward denies that he was given a chance to talk to Tony about talking to Ozzy about talking to Sharon about maybe listening to the album in his car.

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